Marva Woollett, 71

      Marva Ann Carpenter Woollett passed on to Jesus at 12:15 a.m. June 16, 2013, at the age of 71, after a long battle with cancer. The love of my life and the mother of children Gail Ann and Robert Lewis, she was like a mother to her nieces and many of Rob's friends. She was born Marva Ann Carpenter Aug. 31, 1941, in Portland, OR., to Everrett (Red) and Velma (Dot) Carpenter. She was the youngest of five sisters and was everybody's baby. Her tiny stature earned her the nickname Punky; it was a name that stuck with her all of her life. Do not let the name or her small size fool you, because she had a heart as big as the outdoors. She was fearless and enjoyed activities such as stock car racing at Lewiston Speedway with her best friend, sister and lifelong soulmate, Sue Spring. They shared an extraordinary bond and were inseparable right until her moment of passing.

      Every summer you could find her at their favorite mountain area of Elk River. She spent her time there camping, fishing and riding her four-wheeler with her husband of 53 years and her grandchildren, Janevea Marie and Jacci Ann Woollett and Joshhya. She married Gary Woollett Nov. 21, 1959.

      She is survived by her husband, Gary Woollett; son, Rob, and wife, Jean; granddaughters, Janevea and Jacci, all of Lewiston; sisters, Sue Spring and husband Ed of Lewiston, Evelyne Fish of Iron River, MI., and Dora Nelson and husband Norman of Oakland, OR; nieces, Vicki Frazier and Deborah Clark of Milton-Freewater, OR; along with numerous other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Gail Ann; her mother; father; and sister, Norma Jakes.

      She was loved by everyone who knew her and will be missed by many and always loved. Godspeed little lady.

      A memorial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29 at the 49ers Club located on Tammany Creek Road in Lewiston.

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Transcribed by Michal Berreth Beck

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